Whale Spear Shaft – IV. A. 6238

Whale Spear Shaft – IV. A. 6238
Chinega, Prinz William’s Sund Alaska
21 cm x 4.3 cm

“Whale spear with wooden shaft and slate head.” Spear dart (head) separated from the shaft overtime, and they were unable to identify which was the corresponding slate dart. There are many slate darts in collection, but the spear shaft is often missing. Red coloring appears to cover the outside of the shaft and there is some sort of glue residue on the area where the slate was. Perhaps this was applied as part of preparation in the museum (?).

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